Oklahoma River Trails

Oklahoma

Oklahoma River Trails Facts

States: Oklahoma
Counties: Oklahoma
Length: 13 miles
Trail end points: Devon Boathouse at Regatta Park and S. Portland Ave.; S. Meridian Ave.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6555380
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Oklahoma River Trails Description

The Oklahoma River Trails provide a smooth, level pathway through downtown Oklahoma City free of motorized vehicle crossings. The tree-lined trails follow the north and south banks of their namesake, offering scenic views of the waterway, parks and wetland areas. A highlight of the route is the Oklahoma National Stockyards, founded in 1910 and, at one time, the nation's top cattle market.

Trail users can directly connect to the South Grand Trail just west of Interstate 44. The trail on the north bank of the river also meets the Bricktown Canal Trail at Regatta Park, allowing those on foot to safely continue north into the popular Bricktown district.

Parking and Trail Access

Visitors can access the north side of the Oklahoma River Trails from the following parking areas: Regatta Park off Byers Avenue, just west of the Byers Avenue Bridge; SW 15th Street, between Walker and Robinson; and Wheeler Park at SW 9th Street and S. Shartel Avenue.

Visitors can access the south side of the Oklahoma River Trails from the following parking areas: SW 15th Street and S. Meridian Avenue; River Park at SW 8th Street and S. Agnew Avenue; Wiley Post Park at SE 17th Street and S. Robinson Avenue; and SW 15th Street, just east of S. Portland Avenue.

Oklahoma River Trails Reviews

We rode the trail on the south side (connecting from the Grand Trail). The River trail was wide and well-marked and it was SO nice that the trail went under the cross streets--instead of actually having to cross them. The day we rode the section east of the boathouse was closed, but I think that was a temporary closure. Also, the area around the stockyards smells like a stockyards--which is to be expected but still worth noting.

We rode this / these 'River Trails' in early June, 2013. this was an excellent early morning ride for us. Not much shade, but good markings, good scenery, good surface, generally a good experience, except, maybe the noise of the freeway while on the 'north-side'. The ride was short (about 15 miles) but nice, and there is a plethora of things to look-at and enjoy, visually... - OK City provides a definitely OK place to ride

Accordion

I found this trail was very well taking care and well laid out. The only thing I didn't like was that the wind was blowing at about 10-15 MPH and I got some unpleasent smells along the way.

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